A very important aspect of a healthy being [body, soul and spirit] is having a healthy mind. This includes all of your daily thoughts, attitude towards life and your responsiveness to situations and circumstances that you face on a daily basis.
It is true that having a positive mental attitude may not solve every problem that you and I may encounter, but research has shown that the more positive thoughts you have, the greater your prospect on life will become and the more pleasant and peaceful the experience of working through those problems will be.
You should never allow your mind to have control over you and neither should you become so well adjusted to your culture, your home or work environment and world standards that you fit comfortably into them without even thinking that God must have a better plan for your life.
The Apostle Paul made the point in the book of Romans as he points us to God taking a special interest in our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
He said, “Don’t conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
He went on to say, “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Let’s not forget also Philippians 2:5 in which he said, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
It is clear that God want what is best for His children, and that includes you and me.
In order to speak positively and have God’s promises fulfilled in our lives, our mind must be cleansed and our heart made pure.
Now is the Time for Your Spiritual Transformation
Ladies, there is no question about it – we love having a wardrobe makeover. We enjoy having a good facial scrub, a deep cleansing treatment and a pedicure done for us at the spa.
Some search all over in beauty magazines, television infomercials, billboards and YouTube for the latest in makeup and beauty tips. Others spend a fortune buying the latest beauty preparations because someone convinced them it will give the perfect face, perfect hair or perfect body.
A promise was made through a few minutes of touting that their brand of products will revive, refresh and renew and remove spots or blemishes.
No doubt in my mind that many of the products do work and the transformation is obvious on the person in which their “before” looks nothing like the “after.” It leaves you the observer with your jaws dropped, eyes widened that you punctuate with an “Oh, wow!” simply because of how stunning they look.
But beyond all of that, our past, life’s trials and tribulations [even current situations] have a way of leaving our minds filled with negative and self-defeating thoughts. It is then that we should look for a more excellent way – a deep cleansing and a makeover from within that would bring us permanent and lasting attractiveness that is pleasing and glorifying to God.
What is a Spiritual Makeover?
A spiritual makeover is a process in which God totally transforms the heart of an individual [through His word, Christ’s blood and the indwelling of God’s Spirit] and He takes the “old” heart and makes it brand new again.
It can also be defined as a renovation of someone’s character or an alteration of ones’ attitude or demeanor in which varying energy, systems and programming that are not likened to God’s image are removed from your mind, body and spirit and you are infused with aura and brightness of the true essence of God.
It is a journey that begins when Jesus takes our filthy rags of righteousness that came about by our sins and robes us in His righteous garment that can only be obtained through faith in Him.
3 Biblical Examples
Spiritual makeover may be a new concept to some but in the bible there are examples of men who have been taken on this journey.
- Moses was transformed on Mount Sinai after spending a total of forty days and nights there with the Lord. His makeover was so remarkable, the Israelites, including Aaron were afraid to come near him. (Exodus 34:29-35)
- In Matthew 17:2 Jesus was transformed on the mountain – His face shone like the sun and His clothes became as white as light.
- Stephen was full of faith and of the Holy Spirit that his face was described to be like that of an angel. (Acts 6:15)
Let the Journey Begin
God wants to take you through a spiritual makeover so that His light and radiant beauty can transcend through your entire being. How do you obtain that makeover?
- Take responsibility, own up to your shortcomings, let go of pride, stop blaming the other person and simply say, “I’m sorry.”
- Relinquish completely all ties with your past hurts, disappointments and negative experiences.
- Do not resist the change, accept it and realize that your pain has purpose.
- Seek God’s forgiveness, forgive yourself and forgive others. Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the doorway to your freedom and inner peace.
- Take time to be alone with God and allow His grace to transform you so that you sparkle like the finest gem. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
- Meditate daily upon God’s word and allow God to dress you in His own righteousness.
- Set your mind on the things above and not things on this earth. (Colossians 3:1-2)
- Remember everything happens for a reason, so stop blaming yourself and thinking you are bad lucky or you are the reason why something wrong happened.
- Never let the sun go down on your wrath – when you get angry, ‘cool of,’ and then reconcile your differences.
- Life is no bed of roses and some days you will be up, other days you will be down. So stop thinking that you should be happy at all times.
- Get rid of that feeling that you don’t belong. Instead embrace your specialty and uniqueness. Relax and be yourself!
- Don’t rush things and stop thinking you should be further along in life or you are not where you are supposed to be. God only has the plan for your life – seek Him to reveal it.
- Strengthen your values, your self-esteem and embrace the fact that trials did not come to destroy you but to bring about personal growth and self-development
- Learn how to quiet your fears so that you can increase your voice of faith and build better coping mechanisms. (2 Timothy 1:7)
OVER TO YOU – SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Was this post enlightening? Have you ever heard about a spiritual makeover before? Have you ever actively engaged in such a process? How did you feel after doing it?
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